Miami basketball splits ESPN ACC Tournament picks with Duke

Mar 10, 2022; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 10, 2022; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports /

The Miami basketball team and Duke split the projections from four ESPN College Basketball analysts on who will win the ACC Tournament next weekend. Miami and Duke split their regular season meetings with each team winning on its home court. Miami can clinch the top seed in the ACC Tournament on Saturday,

The Miami basketball team hosts Pittsburgh in the final regular season game on Saturday at the Watsco Center. The winner between Miami and Pittsburgh will be the number seed in the ACC Tournament. Pittsburgh plays at Notre Dame on Wednesday. The only game for Miami this week is on Saturday.

Jeff Borzello and John Gassaway pick Miami to win the ACC Tournament. ESPN resident bracketologist Joe Lunardi and Byron Medcalf pick Duke to win the ACC Tournament. Lunardi has not updated his latest bracketology since Friday. Miami could drop after its epic collapse and loss to Florida State on Saturday.

The Miami basketball team fell from 13th to 16th in the AP Top 25 and from 11th to 15th in the USA Today Coaches Poll. that were released on Monday. Miami is the second-highest-ranked ACC team in each poll behind Virginia. The Cavaliers lost at Boston and College and North Carolina last week.

Miami is the only team that has clinched a bye in the ACC Tournament. The winner between Clemson and Virginia on Tuesday will also clinch a bye in the ACC Tournament. Duke is currently a game behind the Cavaliers and Tigers. North Carolina State is at Duke on Tuesday. Duke is currently on a four-game winning streak.

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All of the ACC seeds are still open with every team. Only Miami and NC State have two games remaining. The Wolfpack are currently 12-7 in the ACC in sixth place. Miami also split with NC State this season. Miami will have a double-bye for the second straight year after three consecutive years of playing in the first round.